1878 in New Mexico: John Tunstall picks up young gun men from the road to have them work on his ranch, but also to teach them reading and to civilize them. However he's a thorn in the side of the rich rancher Murphy, as he's a competitor in selling cattle. One day he's shot by Murphy's men. Judge Wilson can't do anything, since Sheriff Brady is one of Murphy's men. But attorney Alex persuades him to constitute Tunstall's young friends to Deputies and give them warrants of arrest for the murderers. Instead of arresting them, William Bonney just shoots them down. Soon the 5 guys become famous and William gets the name "Billie the Kid" - but they're also chased by dozens of Murphy's men and the army. The people however honor him as fighter for justice.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Like virtually all movies about the events surrounding the Lincoln County War, John Tunstall is depicted as an older, sophisticated man. Tunstall was 24 when he was murdered, younger than most of the Regulators. Josiah "Doc" Scurlock was 31 at the time of Tunstall's murder, and Richard "Dick" Brewer was 27. Only 20-year-old Billy the Kid was younger. See more »
Chavez calls Billy a "chivato" which he does repeatedly for the rest of the movie. According to Google, "Chivato" means rat or traitor. With that in mind, most of the times Chavez says this word, it makes zero sense in the context of them being "Pals." See more »
William H. Bonney:
I could've killed ya Dick. I could've killed ya. But I don't wanna kill ya I wanna eat.
When we finish this meal you little rodent, we're gonna go out in the yard and see who has the right to run this group of regulators.
Richard, would you be so kind as to pass the gravy please?
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